New York Knicks defeat Atlanta Hawks, 112-108

ATLANTA - Nate Robinson, David Lee, Al Harrington, Larry Hughes and a guy named LeBron James can all become free agents in exactly six months.

At least one player from that group will be wearing a Knicks uniform next season and the only one who can be eliminated from consideration at this point is Robinson. Let's just say that Stephon Marbury has a better chance of returning.

A lot will happen between New Year's Day and July 1, the day the Knicks can officially begin...


ATLANTA - Nate Robinson was finally liberated from Mike D'Antoni's doghouse Friday night and already is the Knicks' leading candidate for Player of the Decade.

Robinson, benched for 14 straight games, returned with a vengeance, scoring a season-high 41 points as the Knicks rallied for a dramatic 112-108 overtime victory over the Hawks.

"Good things happen to people who wait," Robinson said.

Robinson, who hadn't played since Dec. 1 against ...